With the parallel slalom last Sunday, the 10th FIS Snowboard World Championships staged in Stoneham and Quebec City, Canada, wrapped up successfully.
“We are very pleased with how the World Championships were organized. Everybody, local Organizers, the hosting federations as well as all the 850 volunteers did a great job in running such a great event,” said FIS Race Director Uwe Beier.
“We faced tough weather conditions prior the event and during the first week, starting with rain down to freezing cold temperatures. According to this we also have to say thank you to all the spectators who cheered for the athletes in very cold conditions.
We witnessed high class sports, in absolutely fair, sometimes challenging conditions, showcased by truly the best in the world competing in a strong and deep field of competitors and also saw well-deserved winners taking home the title and glory as well as the medals.”
In total, 15 nations were represented at least once at the official price giving ceremonies.
Canada must successful countryWith two World Champions, Spencer O'Brien in the slopestyle and Maelle Ricker in the snowboard cross event as well as slopestyle Silver for Mark McMorris and SBX Silver for Dominique Maltais,
hosting nation Canada was the most successful country.
It also showed one of the most diversified rooster as medals were taken on the freestyle snowboard weekend as well as the speed weekend.
Only the USA as well as Australia and Switzerland were also represented by top-3 finishers on both weekends.
Roope Tonteri only one to win two titles
As mentioned in an earlier news, the World Champs in Stoneham and Quebec were certainly the ones of Roope Tonteri.
The Finnish ripper did compete in two contests and came out winning both of them.
He thus became the only one to bring home two Gold medals.
Three riders with two medals
However, there were also two more riders who also pulled off the feat of placing on the podium twice:
Race boarders Amelie Kober (GER, Bronze in parallel giant slalom and parallel slalom) as well as Roland Fischnaller (ITA, Silver in parallel giant slalom and Bronze I parallel slalom).